A Delhi court on Wednesday deferred till Thursday its decision on a plea by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for the custody of suspected 26/11 key handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.
In a reply filed to the NIAs plea,the Delhi Police Special Cell told the court that the agency had already been granted access to Ansari for carrying out certain investigative procedures. However,the NIA clarified that this was not in connection with its recent FIR against Ansari for allegedly amassing explosives to carry out blasts in the country.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav said he would take up the matter on Thursday when Ansaris custody to the Special Cell expires. It might be the case that the special cell may seek extension of Ansaris custody tomorrow. So,I will decide your application tomorrow, the judge said.
The NIA had moved the court on June 28 for custody of Ansari,who is currently being interrogated by the Delhi Police Special Cell.